Gonzalez Calvillo

Mexico

Address:
Montes Urales 632,
Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City, 11000
Mexico

+52 (55) 5202-7622


Key contacts:

Partner: José Víctor Torres Gómez
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Partner: Jorge Cervantes Torres
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Partner: Rodrigo Rojas Robleda
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Partner: José Ignacio Rivero Andere
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Partner: Enrique González Calvillo
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Partner: Hernando Becerra de Cima
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 21 partners, 11 counsels and 55 legal professionals
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Japanese


For over thirty years, Gonzalez Calvillo has challenged the standards and rewritten the full-service firm model with a solution-oriented approach, evolving the practice of law in Mexico.

The firm is driven by the commitment of doing things differently, having a deep knowledge of the Mexican legal ecosystem, its behaviour and interaction with today’s globalised business environment. That is how over two hundred people, between partners, counsels, associates and administrative staff are responsible for making Gonzalez Calvillo one of Mexico’s leading law firms.

The firm’s services are designed to help clients solve the most complex and challenging legal issues, finding the best solution for each case. By understanding clients’ business culture and strategy, the firm establishes a close and strategic alliance to enable them to achieve more.

Diversity is key to the firm. It seeks to promote balance and inclusiveness in its team and always values respect in its dealings with its clients and colleagues. The firm has put together a stellar group of lawyers — most of whom received part of their academic education in the United States and Europe and have experience working abroad as international associates in leading foreign law firms.

The firm has the best minds in every area and encourages its teams to work collaboratively and share their knowledge to provide comprehensive legal solutions. It has been proven that the firm’s multidisciplinary approach reveals great insights and creates productive discussions that lead to smart strategic thinking and bold decision-making. That is why the firm has a broad offer of practice areas that act as one to deliver integrated solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:
Legal solutions are not practice area specific, that is why the firm’s practice areas act as one to deliver comprehensive solutions to its clients. For each case, the firm creates tailored multidisciplinary teams of lawyers who work together to achieve that.

  • AML, Anti-Corruption and Compliance
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Regulation (Fintech)
  • Capital and Debt Markets – Securities
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional and Administrative Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Protection
  • Energy, Oil & Gas and Electricity
  • Environment, Agrarian and Social Impact
  • Franchising and Licensing
  • Government Procurement and Public Bids
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour, Social Security and Corporate Compensation
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Fund Formation
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting

“The firm has assisted our company in very large and complex legal processes related to the acquisition of businesses, divestment and issue of high-yield securities. They have a customer-centric approach, addressing our concerns and issues in a prompt and professional manner, but at the same time fostering business,”

Banking and Finance Regulation
Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo
jsancho@gcsc.com.mx

Jaime Cortés Alvarez
jcortes@gcsc.com.mx

José Ignacio Rivero Andere 
jrivero@gcsc.com.mx

Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga
lmancera@gcs.com.mx

Capital and Debt Markets – Securities:  Markets:
José Víctor Torres 
jtorres@gcsc.com.mx

Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo
jsancho@gcsc.com.mx

Jaime Cortés Alvarez 
jcortes@gcsc.com.mx

José Ignacio Rivero Andere
jrivero@gcsc.com.mx

Bernardo Reyes Retana
breyes@gcs.com.mx

Daniel Guaida Azar
dguaida@gcs.com.mx

Mergers and Acquisitions:
José Víctor Torres
jtorres@gcsc.com.mx

Juan Manuel Sancho Rodrigo
jsancho@gcsc.com.mx

Jaime Cortés Alvarez
jcortes@gcsc.com.mx

José Ignacio Rivero Andere
jrivero@gcsc.com.mx

Hernando Becerra de Cima
hbecerra@gcsc.com.mx

Jorge Cervantes
jcervantes@gcsc.com.mx

Rodrigo Rojas
rrojas@gcsc.com.mx

Bernardo Reyes Retana
breyes@gcs.com.mx

Daniel Guaida Azar
dguaida@gcs.com.mx

Infrastructure and Project Finance: 
Enrique González Calvillo
egonzalez@gcsc.com.mx

Gonzalo Vargas Ateca
gvargas@gcsc.com.mx

Jorge Cervantes
jcervantes@gcsc.com.mx

Rodrigo Rojas
rrojas@gcsc.com.mx

Oscar Moreno
omoreno@gcsc.com.mx

Hernando Becerra de Cima
hbecerra@gcsc.com.mx

Diana Pineda Esteban
dpineda@gcs.com.mx

Representative experience:

Represented Macquarie Capital and Techint, as sponsors, in the highly complex US$1.2 billion acquisition, development and project financing of the landmark 907MW Norte III power plant in Mexico, which will generate power for the Federal Electricity Commission pursuant to a 25-year PPA. This transaction was named LATAM Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International (Thompson Reuters); Latin American Power & Overall Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney), and Project Finance Deal of the Year by Latin Lawyer;

Represented Macquarie Capital in the multimillion-dollar sale to an SPV of InfraRed Capital Partners and Invex Infraestructura, of a 45.5% stake in Norte III Power, S.A.P.I., which owns the 907 MW Norte III power plant in Mexico for the generation of electricity for the Federal Electricity Commission pursuant to a 25-year PPA;

Represented KIO Networks in the US$500 million sale of its telecommunications and fiber optics division to American Tower Corporation;

Represented DuPont in the US$130 billion global merger with The Dow Chemical Company. This transaction was selected Matter of the Year 2018 by the Global Competition Review, a Law Business Research Publication;

Represented the Mexican Development Banks BANORTE, BANCOMEXT and NAFIN, as lenders, in the $17,750 million Mexican Pesos senior loan financing granted in favor of Altan Redes for the development of the Red Compartida Project. This transaction was named Best Loan (LATAM) and Best Infrastructure Financing: Mexico by Latin Finance for the 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, Latin America Telecoms Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney) and shortlisted for Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR for the 2018 Americas Awards;

Represented the consortium of Huawei and Nokia, as lenders, in the US$850 million finance to Altan Redes through EPC agreements, infrastructure and service financing for the development of the Red Compartida Project. This transaction was named Best Loan (LATAM) and Best Infrastructure Financing: Mexico by Latin Finance for the 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, Latin America Telecoms Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney) and shortlisted for Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR for the 2018 Americas Awards;

Represented IEnova, in the US$852 million acquisition of the largest wind farm projects in Mexico, Ventika I and Ventika II, from Fisterra Energy, a Blackstone company (NYSE:BX). This transaction was named Private Equity Deal of the Year by Latin Finance for the 2017 Latin Finance Deals of the Year Awards;

Represented Citigroup, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Chase, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, acting as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners  in a simultaneous syndicated credit facility and a Rule 144A / Reg. S bond offering to allow private equity fund Actis to successfully complete its acquisition of global power-generation company InterGen’s business interests in Mexico, including the purchase of 2,200 MWs in operation with six combined-cycle power generation projects, a 155 MW wind project with partner IEnova, a 65-kilometer natural-gas pipeline, and 3 natural gas-compression stations, for an enterprise value of US$1.256 billion. This is the first time that a project acquisition in Mexico of this size is executed with the use of bond proceeds;

Represented Hir Casa in the launching its program to securitize mortgage collection rights derived from its housing financing system for a total amount of $2.5 billion Mexican Pesos, and the first issuance of trust certificates under said program for Pesos $700 million, listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange;

Represented SixSigma Networks México (KIO Networks) in the issuance of 7.500% senior notes due 2025 for total amount of US$300 million, pursuant to Rule 144A/Reg. S;

Represented NR Finance Mexico, financial arm of Nissan, in the issuance of Pesos $2.14 billion long-term secured notes due 2021, pursuant to its Pesos $13 billion dual program listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange 

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Utilities